1 The Bamboo Room Schaumburg
New owners bring better music to the ’burbs.
616 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg.

2 The Boundary
Stay toasty by the fire at this new spot from the owners of Lake View’s Trace.
1932 W. Division St.

3 Climax
DJ AM spins regularly at this new 6,250-square-foot see-and-be-scene club from Roman Sanchez (Moda).
324 W. Chicago Ave.

4 Rockwell Lounge
Goodbye, Narcisse; hello, rock lounge, where hipsters and prepsters peacefully coexist.
710 N. Clark St.

5 Paramount Room
The basement speakeasy in this gastropub boasts plasmas, pool, and a DJ booth.
415 N. Milwaukee Ave.